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Many good reasons to study in Jena

Experience an international campus with a long-standing tradition, innovative teaching and research, as well as excellent student support in ‘the Green Heart of Germany’.
Ernst-Abbe-Campus mit Uni Jena-Schriftzug
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)

Outstanding support, high-quality education, and a very beautiful city with very nice and hospitable people

- A student's evaluation in the International Student Barometer


Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers practical and excellent teaching based on cutting-edge research in over 200 degree programmes.pdf, 269 kb · de Experience ideal studying conditions in the city of Jena!

Discover the many good reasons to study in Jena:

Campus of the University of Jena
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
Jena is neither too small nor too big. There are lots of things to discover such as a vibrant and diverse culture, modern infrastructure, many sport activities, and the great central park known as ‘Paradies’.
Euromünzen und -scheine
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
The University of Jena offers you best studying conditions without having to pay any tuition fees! The cost of living is also lower than in many other German cities.
Students in the lecture hall
Image: Christoph Worsch
The University of Jena offers excellent teaching across its ten faculties. Lots of practical content, up-to-date equipment, a large range of courses and close support will offer you optimum learning conditions.
The double-subject teacher training programme is unique to the University of Jena.
Giving support during the studies
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
The University of Jena has the best student-teacher-ratio in Germany and offers excellent academic support.
For a successful and carefree study experience, you will receive support from mentors, the International Office, the Studierendenwerk, the Student Service Centre and many others.
Forschung zu Molekularer Genetik mit Zeiss-Stereo-Fluoriszenz-Mikroskop
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
The University cooperates with renowned research institutes like the Max Planck Institutes or Leibniz Institutes as well as high-tech companies in Jena and worldwide.
The president's chain
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
The University of Jena was founded in 1548 and is named after one of the greatest German poets who also taught here. We are proud of big names such as Goethe, Hegel, Fichte and Zeiss. Become part of our history!
Arbeitsgruppe aus Studierienden ein einem Tisch in der Carl Zeiss Straße 3
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
More than 2,500 international students from over 100 countries study in Jena. A lot of student initiatives and an open, tolerant civil society make Jena colourful and intercultural.
Fountain at the Saale meadow
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
Jena has many parks and is surrounded by green hills. All places are easily accessible on foot, by bike or by public transport. The dining halls also serve vegan and vegetarian dishes, and many shops pay attention to sustainable products and packaging.
Studierende im Gespräch
Image: Sebastian Reuter
Studying at the University of Jena will offer you a solid foundation for a promising career. The University's Graduate Academy and the Career Point will offer you every support you need to make sure your career gets off to a flying start!

International students share their experiences

Studentin auf dem Campus in Jena
More than 2,500 international students from over 100 countries study at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
What do international students like about living and studying in Jena?

Advisory services and support for international students

Consulting services for international applicants
mentoring team in front of the Jena Bürgerservice
Support and mentoring after your arrival
Conversation of academic mentors
Mentors and researchers offer academic advice during your studies
Students do research on a laptop
Advice and support on applications for master's degree programmes
Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs
Training and advice for doctoral candidates and postdocs
Anti-discrimination counselling
International Office: International Students and Applicants
University Main Building, Room 0.17-0.19
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Office hours:
Mo, We, Fr 10:00 - 11:30
Tu 13:30 -15:00

If you cannot come in person, we also offer to meet you via zoom. Just send us an email.